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The bay of Marathokambos

Marathokambos (Μαραθόκαμπος) is a small harbour on the SW side of Samos, lying 15 miles west of Pythagorion and around 14 miles NE of the Fournoi Islands. In settled weather it is a delightful anchorage with water clear enough to swim off your boat and several tavernas ashore. However, it is not a good place to be with a strong meltemi (as the row of wind turbines on the ridge above suggests), since it is subject to very violent gusts and is not recommended in such conditions.

Caution: There are very strong gusts here which can sometimes make the harbor untenable.

Fishing boats, Marathokambos


See Samos.


See Samos.


See Samos.



  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12

Also see Cruiser's Nets.


Approach to Marathokambos is straightforward, although caution should be exercised on the approach in strong northerlies, when there are strong gusts off the mountains. There may even be times when the harbour is untenable.

See also Samos.


Yachts usually anchor in the outer harbour, where the depths are 3.5 – 4.0 metres and the holding good on sand. There is room for around 4/5 yachts to swing to their anchors here.

Alternatively it may be possible to find a berth among the laid moorings on the SW quay (avoiding the quay extension at the end, where the ferry berths). Depths here range from 2.0 metres at the inner end to 4.0 metres at the outer. You will need to lay your anchor at least 35 metres out to avoid the moorings. It may also be possible to anchor moor on the end of the jetty which extends from the north side of the harbour, although depths here are barely 2.0 metres. There are usually a couple of local moorings at the end of the jetty which you may be able to pick up if the owner is away.

Finally, at the time of visit (August 2010), work was in progress to quay the whole length of the north breakwater. When completed, it may be possible to moor up to the outer end of this (although depths are only around 2.0 – 2.5 metres and local boats have already taken up most of the space).

Marathokambos, the SW quay
Marathokambos, the northern jetty
Works in progress on the N breakwater
The anchorage from north

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

The only serious marina is Samos Marina in Pythagorio.


Water Available from a long hose on the ferry quay
Electricity N/A (Not Available)
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry ?
Garbage There are bins at the root of the quay
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs Some work, mostly on wooden boats
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Proton supermarket in the town. Other provisions.

Eating out

Several tavernas around the bay


There are buses and taxis to other towns and villages in the island.

See Samos for transportation to elsewhere.


See Samos.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Greece.


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  • An idyllic stop in settled weather en route between Samos and the Fournoi Islands or Ikaria --Athene of Lymington 12:54, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

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